Monthly Archives: January 2019

Ruby Eveline Clouse Weaver Sherrell

Posted on January 7, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Ruby Eveline Clouse Weaver Sherrell, 85, passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

She was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Cookeville, to Norman Curtis Clouse and Gracie Henny Clouse

She loved to quilt and crochet. In her earlier years, she worked as a CNA at White County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman (Curt) and Gracie; one son, Hasten Weaver; one daughter, Brenda Weaver Johnson; one brother, Leevoy Clouse; and sisters, Lovie Riddle, Winnie Cooper, and Dimple Pistol.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth (Jean Ann) Weaver, of Sparta, James (Wynde) Weaver, of Sparta; one brother, Danny (Sharon) Clouse, of Cookeville; sisters, … CONTINUED

Eileen Helen Calvert

Posted on January 7, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Eileen Helen Calvert, 83, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

She was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond Christier and Leona Titswoth.

The family has chosen cremation. No services have been scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Putnam County sheriff names Crabtree as chief deputy

Posted on January 7, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Jan. 4, 2019, Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris promoted Lt. Robert “Bob” Crabtree to chief deputy of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

“Lt. Crabtree is one of the finest examples of a law enforcement professional that I have ever met,” said Farris.  “Throughout Bob’s professional career, he has demonstrated exceptional work ethic, aptitude, and dedication to the law enforcement mission in Putnam County. He goes above and beyond the call of duty in all that he does and has succeeded in amassing numerous accomplishments since his career’s inception. I am confident he will be a positive addition to our command staff.”

Crabtree began his law enforcement career, … CONTINUED

James Charles “J.C.” Nash

Posted on January 7, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

James Charles “J.C.” Nash, 85, of Sparta passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Nash was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Sparta, to Brice Nash and Anna Lee Cole Nash.

He was a retired truck driver of 34 years for Thomas Industries and a farmer. He loved fishing and Atlanta Braves baseball. He was a longtime member of Bon Air Methodist Church and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Nash was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Evelyn Prater Nash, whom he married Dec. 6, 1958; son, Terry Glynn Nash; great-grandson, Ryan White; brother, Arbie … CONTINUED

Reporter needed

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County CTE students earn industry certifications

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School Career and Technical Education students spent many hours working toward and earning National Industry Certifications in health science, construction, agriculture, and STEM.  Students in agriculture, construction and health science worked to obtain an OSHA 10-hour General Industry Certification in their program of study.  Judy Guth, health science teacher at WCHS, stated the certification covers OSHA guidelines for health careers, including hazardous communications, PPE, ergonomics, fire safety, emergency actions, and bloodborne pathogens.

The following students obtained their OSHA 10 – Health Sciences Certification: Jade Erickson, Kaitlyn Good, Hannah Spears, and Clayson Key. There were 27 students who earned their OSHA – 10 Certification in agriculture, … CONTINUED

Clark, Griggs, and Shoupe are named All-Region

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Region 5-5A released their All-Region Football last month.

The coaches of the region got together at the end of the regular season to vote on the superlatives from the region for this season.

With a region that was made up of seven deeply athletic teams, being named for postseason honors is quite an accomplishment.

White County High School had just three players named to the All-Region team. Kade Clark, Will Griggs, and Allen Shoupe garnered All-Region honors.

Clark was a sophomore linebacker and receiver for the Warriors this season. Clark helped lead the Warriors’ defense, on Friday night, and led the Warriors in receiving.

Will Griggs was a … CONTINUED

WCMS splits a pair at Winchester

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School eighth grade basketball teams returned to action, on Thursday night, as they traveled to Winchester to take on South Franklin Middle School.

The Warriors and Warriorettes split their two games as the Warriorettes came out victorious, picking up a 50-22 win. However, the Warriors weren’t as lucky, as they struggled losing 42-15.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 14-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Warriorettes continued to build on their lead, outscoring South 9-5 in the quarter and led 23-7 at the half.

In the second half, … CONTINUED

Warriors open 2019 with a win at DeKalb County

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Andy Southard

After almost a week off, the White County High School Warrior basketball team stepped back into action for the first time, in 2019, with a trip to Smithville, on Friday, and came back to Sparta with a non-district victory.

The Warriors (13-4) rolled to the 80-43 victory behind 37 combined points from Masyn Winningham (20) and Grant Slatten (17).

During the game, DeKalb County (1-15) hung with the Warriors for the first half, but WCHS pulled away in the third quarter, as they outscored DeKalb 23-6 in the quarter on their way to a 37-point win.

Midway through the first quarter, the Tigers led the Warriors 7-3, but … CONTINUED

Warriorettes open 2019 with their first loss of the season

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriorettes started the 2019 portion of their schedule suffering their first loss of the season.

The Warriorettes now stand at 16-1 on the season after suffering a 78-68 loss to DeKalb County (15-1), on Friday night.

The Warriorettes have two more non-districts contests, on Monday and Tuesday nights, before opening District 6-AAA play on Friday, at Cookeville.

On Friday night, the rims were kind to the Warriorettes. They shot 39 percent overall from the field. They were 18 of 46 from two and shot four of 10 from behind the arc. They also knocked down 19 of their 27 free-throw attempts.

DeKalb County … CONTINUED

Is Trump’s obsession with “The Wall” really worth the costs?

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

By the time this column is published, the government may have re-opened. As I am writing this, the chances are not looking that great.  Trump’s “Wall” has been highly controversial since he first came up with the idea, during his presidential campaign. His promise that Mexico would pay for it wasn’t believed by a majority of people on both the left and the right.  It was popular among his supporters who firmly believed Donald Trump was the best negotiator in the world, and he would make Mexico pay for his border wall.  It was always a great campaign sound bite.  Even people … CONTINUED

Losing “concentrate” and regaining rhythm

Posted on January 7, 2019 7:07 am by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

A few years ago, when one of my granddaughters was around 6 years old, I would pitch a bucket of balls to her, and she would attempt to hit them with a small plastic bat. She could successfully hit about 50 percent of the balls as I pitched them. One afternoon, her focus was sharper, and she was hitting the ball exceptionally well. Then, something happened, we called for TeTe to come and see how good she was doing, and, in her drive to impress her grandmother, she just didn’t do as well. I kept pitching balls, and she kept swinging and … CONTINUED

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